As it happend: Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’

On the occassion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to the leader and flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ event. The day is being celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day).



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Mr. Modi also took to twitter to pay his tributes to former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.

8:30 am: A large number of people, including schoolchildren and sportspersons, are expected to join the ‘Run for Unity’.

8:15 am: Mr. Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’.

8:12 am: The Prime Minister administers a pledge to the thousands gathered at Rajpath.

8:07 am: I bow to Sardar Patel. May his blessings always be with the nation and inspire us to scale newer heights: Modi

8:05 am: ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ once implemented will be states recognising and learning about another state’s culture and language: Modi

8:04 am: Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ is a yojana (scheme) we are planning to start: Modi

8:02 am: Sardar Patel inspires the thought that there is no family name or members linked to his legacy: Modi

8:01 am: This effort went on under strict eye of Sardar Patel and it was Gandhiji who noted and appreciated the effort: Modi

8:00 am: Sardar Patel started a Swachta Abhiyaan that went on for 222 days: Modi

7:57 am: After Chanakya, it was Sardar Patel who strung India together with unity: Modi

7:50 am: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ideology and heritage cannot be forgotten. He contributed immensely to India’s unity: Modi

7:40 am: PM Modi offers tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.

7:39 am: As we are commemorating Vallabhbhai Patel, we also remember Indira Gandhi this day: Modi

Around 15,000 participants are set to take part in the event and they will arrive at the starting point in buses and cars, said the traffic police.



As it happend: Modi flags off ‘Run for Unity’